View from Haytor, Dartmoor, Devon by Squealia
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These smaller rocks are adjacent to the main tor at Haytor.

For those who don’t know the Devon and Cornwall moors are famous for their tors. A tor is a rock outcrop formed by weathering, usually found on or near the summit of a hill. In the South West of England, where the term originated, it is also a word used for the hills themselves – particularly the high points of Dartmoor in Devon and Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Tors are composed usually of granite or metamorphic rocks. Tors can also be found around any previously erupted volcanoes (although Devonian and Carboniferous outcrops are also found), though occasionally of other hard rocks such as quartzite, and are the result of millions of years of weathering. In prehistoric times, when the land was covered in forest, rain water seeped into the ground and gradually weathered the bedrock through its natural cracks, or joints. Once the land became exposed, the weathering was accelerated, particularly during the Ice age when freezing water expanded in the cracks. The result can be seen today in dramatic rock formations.

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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely love Dartmoor and when we go to Devon…its our first stop. Then we have breakfast in a little cafe in Princetown….Love this Celia.

  • Thank you Lyn

    – Squealia

  • Xandru
    Xandrualmost 5 years ago

    The national park of Dartmoor and its famous Tors. Its beauty is so well illustrated in this brilliant image.

  • Thank you Xandru

    – Squealia

  • reindeer
    reindeeralmost 5 years ago

    The sky seems to go on forever. I love seeing the land where my distant ancestors lived and died. Thanks for showing me.(I’ve never been to England)

  • Thank you Reindeer

    – Squealia

  • greeneyedlady
    greeneyedladyalmost 5 years ago

    what strikes me here is the layering of color….so beautiful, thanks for the tor lesson, too!!

  • Thank you GEL

    – Squealia

  • Thank you

    – Squealia

  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    wonderful photograph

  • Thank you Steve

    – Squealia

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...almost 5 years ago

    Lovely landscape Celia.

  • Thank you Richard

    – Squealia

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanking you very much Irene :O))

    – Squealia

  • Rob Parsons
    Rob Parsonsalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely shot – well done on the feature.

  • Thanking you Rob

    – Squealia

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful part of the world and your image does it great justice. Love it!

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    gorgeous – Haytor is my favourite Tor -

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